X saltwater models offer more feedback to the caster and a little more line speed, especially with a trout-style casting stroke. Unused item SAGE CIRCA 489-4 Fly rod #4 8'9" New (Other) $1,273.41. Choosing your Sage Fly Rod: a Series-By-Series Comparison, 121 W. Colorado Ave PO Box 685 Telluride, CO 81435. Which is exactly how I would describe the Circa’s action: a lot of flex combined with fast and accurate recovery. Sold Out. Price: $775. Choose the Salt HD for playing heavy fish in deeper water, but for flats fishing, the Igniter will throw tighter loops with almost any saltwater fly line. I guess I can’t be right all the time. Sold Out. Sage Circa Sage 'Circa' 3wt 4 piece fly rod, never used . From New Zealand. The CIRCA rod with Konnetic technology is a game changer in the slow-action style of dry fly fishing. 98 points. The Circa is also very light, the 5-weight tips the scales at 2.5 oz., but feels much lighter in hand. Whereas the X generates supreme line speed and power, the Trout LL allows the angler to control seemingly every aspect of presentation. These rods just feel lighter and more nimble, especially when casting in the wind. Sage mirrors our philosophy by providing their customers with incredible quality fly fishing rods and reels. $ 750.00. What’s missing from this review? About this item. Choose an X over a Salt if you cast with a long stroke and generally prefer moderate action trout rods. $ 575.00. Shipped with UPS Ground. The 9-foot length, along with the unbelievable light weight gives you casting range and line control that is almost unheard of. Line pairings: Rio InTouch Gold or SA MPX. Keep it simple: Rio InTouch Gold or SA MPX. 517357. Line pairings: Almost any WF line will be compatible with your Pulse fly rods. Item # 109778. $700. Many premium rods receive low versatility marks because they were designed for a specialized purpose (like tarpon fishing or long leader dry fly angling). Sign up for our Newsletter, a monthly dose of new ideas and exclusive deals on great gear, sent directly to your inbox. New. At 8' 9", this 4 wt. Retail is $900. How soon we forget that the Circa won several "best" fly rod awards in 2012. The handle is a little dark from use. We’re seeing a great trend in rod-building where manufacturers are seeking to create rods that are very accurate and cast far with a lot of feel. Weight: 2.5 oz. The Trout LL is magnificently tuned for a wide casting range, much more even flexing than any previous moderate action Sage fly rod. *See my review of the Sage 7’6 #3 X It was meant to sit next to my favoured #3 Sage Circa and only come out to play when the hoppers were on in the howling wind, or if I wasn’t getting Zen with glass. Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. For the dry fly aficionado, it’s the best Sage rod to date. I did have to slow down my casting stroke a bit, but only slightly, and most won’t have to at all. Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. The 790-4 and 890-4 fish high in their line class. Outstanding models: 590-4 X, 691-4 X, 896-4 X. The second major distinction is feel. SAGE 890-4 X ELECTRIC TEAL ROD 8WT 9ft 4PC. If your after that big sale (closeouts) on fly fishing gear from brands like Sage, Simms, Winston, Abel, Loomis, Lamson, Bauer, Echo, Redington, Rio, SA and more, then you are on the right page. Fly fishing equipment reviews, practical advice, factory tours, interviews and instruction. Outstanding model: 590-4 Dart When I first read about the Sage Circa, I (incorrectly) assumed that Sage was attempting to make a fiberglass rod out of graphite. Sage LL 389 (8'9" 3wt) Edging out Sage's 490 LL, the 389 might have been one of the best spring creek/light fly fishing rods of all time, so naturally, Sage - marching to the tune of "more technology is better" - just had to discontinue it. When you cast it, you can feel it bending all the way down to the cork grip. I am looking to trade my T&T Contact 11’3” 3wt. Sage Circa: Sage's most delicate casting dry fly rod is ideal for summer fishing in Colorado and beyond. The thing is, when it arrived, it turned out not to be all that fast and did not re-arrange any face. New posts Latest activity. Other then that the rod does not have a blemish on it.